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Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:01
Today is Friday, September 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.

Couple accused of Amish sisters' kidnap charged with child sex exploitation

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:58

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office photo of Stephen HowellsBy Matthew Liptak SYRACUSE N.Y. (Reuters) - A couple accused of kidnapping two Amish sisters in northern New York state in August were charged in federal court in Syracuse on Thursday with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography. Stephen Howells II, 39, and Nicole Vaisey, 25, of Hermon, New York, were indicted for the sexual exploitation of three girls, aged 12, 8 and 7. Both also were charged with one count each of conspiracy to sexually exploit children and Howells was also charged with possession of child pornography. ...


Police arrest shooting suspects at Phoenix's Sky Harbor airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:56
(Reuters) - Police in Phoenix have arrested three shooting suspects following an hours-long manhunt at the city's Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday, following a shooting at a nearby gas station, authorities said. Officers with the Tempe Police Department responded to reports of the shooting around 2:45 p.m. local time (2145 GMT), and tracked the suspects' vehicle from the scene to the airport, Assistant Tempe Police Chief Angel Carbajal told reporters at a news conference. ...

San Diego school police to return military vehicle

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:52
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's school district plans to return a military surplus vehicle obtained by its police department after negative reaction.

AccuWeather: Summer Has The Final Say

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:43

 Summer Has The Final SayMeteorologist Adam Joseph says despite the Fall chill, Summer wins this weekend


Philadelphia residents speak out on BB gun sales to children

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:34

Philadelphia residents speak out on BB gun sales to childrenOutraged Philadelphia residents spoke out against the illegal sale of BB guns to children, the damage it can do, and the need to make tougher regulations.


Philadelphia SRC agrees to sell 11 closed school buildings

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:34

Philadelphia SRC agrees to sell 11 closed school buildingsThe School Reform Commission has agreed to sell 11 school buildings that were closed by the Philadelphia School District.


Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:30

Students at Sequoia High School in Redwood City Calif. make their way bak to class after a special assembly on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. During the assembly Facebook gifted 50 laptops to the school and CEO Mark Zuckerberg answered questions in front of hundreds of students as part of Facebook's campaign to encourage students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math or what are otherwise known as STEM fields. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.


Sources: Alleged attackers claim mutual fight, not attack, on gay couple in Center City Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:26

 Alleged attackers claim mutual fight, not attack, on gay couple in Center City PhiladelphiaSources tell Action News that the persons of interest are claiming an incident in Center City Philadelphia, characterized as a hate crime on a gay couple, was a mutual fight.


Loser to Sen. Thad Cochran files appeal arguments

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:26
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A defeated Senate candidate in Mississippi is arguing that a state court judge was wrong to dismiss his lawsuit that sought to overturn his Republican primary loss to incumbent Thad Cochran.

Slain Pa. trooper eulogized as impeccable officer

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:16

Slain Pa. trooper eulogized as impeccable officerCpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper's funeral as a manhunt for his killer continued 40 miles away.


Suspect in Pa. trooper shooting on 'FBI Most Wanted' list

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:14

Suspect in Pa. trooper shooting on 'FBI Most Wanted' listPennsylvania State Police have reopened roads in rural northeastern Pennsylvania after swarming the area in a search for the man charged with killing a trooper.


Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:03
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week.

Search for Texas deputy suspended, but will resume

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:56

Austin Fire Department Capt. Scott Bartell searches Lake Austin for a missing Travis County Sheriff deputy who was swept away in a flood near Fritz Hughes Park in Austin, Texas on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Inclement weather made rescue crews in Central Texas suspend the search for a sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters, while heavy rains in West Texas caused dozens of streets and some houses to flood.


Roads reopen after shutdown in hunt for suspect in Pa. trooper shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:43

Suspect in Pa. trooper shooting on 'FBI Most Wanted' listPennsylvania State Police have reopened roads in rural northeastern Pennsylvania after swarming the area in a search for the man charged with killing a trooper.


Hunt for ambush suspect briefly intensifies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:35

Tiffany Dickson places a rose on her husband Pennsylvania State Trooper Cpl. Bryon Dickson casket during a funeral service on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the Dunmore Cemetery in Dunmore, Pa. Dickson was killed on Friday night in an ambush shooting at the state police barracks in Blooming Grove Township. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein, of Canadensis, who has been charged with killing one trooper and wounding another outside the barracks. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys) WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDITCANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Hours after a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper was laid to rest, the hunt for a man charged with killing him briefly intensified late Thursday as authorities blocked roads around the home of the suspect's parents.


San Diego judge denies request for license scans

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:31
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur's request for license plate data collected on his own vehicle from police scanners, the latest legal setback for advocates seeking more disclosure on vast networks of law enforcement cameras used to track drivers' whereabouts.

Police search causes lockdown at Phoenix airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:28
PHOENIX (AP) — The busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was on lockdown for more than three hours Thursday as police searched for a suspect in a shooting in nearby Tempe before making the arrest.

10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:18

Ballot boxes are opened as counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed Thursday and vote-counting began, there was a quiet thrill of history in the making on the fog-shrouded streets of Scotland's capital, Edinburgh. Many Scots were staying up all night in homes and bars to watch the results roll in. (AP Photo/David Cheskin)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


Arrests made after two sexual assaults at Southern Illinois University

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:10
(Reuters) - Authorities are investigating two sexual assaults last weekend at the Carbondale campus of Southern Illinois University and have arrested a total of six students in connection with the incidents, the school said on Thursday. Four 18-year-old students were arrested early last Saturday at Schneider Hall, a campus residence building, for the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old student, said an incident log provided by school spokeswoman Rea Goldsmith. ...